EBSCO Online

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EBSCO's online databases provide access to thousands of journals and reference sources in a wide variety of subject areas. EBSCO's leading online full text databases offer access to full text articles from peer-reviewed journals published by many of the world's most prestigious publishers. These databases offer a convenient way for users to search for abstracts and full text articles from a large collection of publications in one easy process. All of the databases listed below are fully searchable, with EBSCO's easy to use patron interface allowing the researcher to search through one or more of these databases at any one time.


Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,144 journals in the collection. This collection offers information in areas of study that include: history, engineering, physics, business, language and linguistics, arts & literature, biology, ethnic studies, and many more. Academic Search Premier contains a large collection of peer-reviewed full text journals, offering critical information from many sources unique to this database. Examples of titles offered in Academic Search Premier include: American Forests, American History, American Historical Review, American Indian Quarterly, American Journal of Political Science, American Libraries, American Sociologist, British Journal of Sociology, Business Week, Conservation Biology, Contemporary Literature, Early American Literature, Economist, Family Relations, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism, Journal of Legal History, Political Science Quarterly, Journal of International Affairs, Journal of Politics, Library Journal, Social Forces, Sociological Review, Theological Studies, Women's Studies, etc. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 titles. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color.

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 1,750 general periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,400 titles. This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, nearly 500 full text reference books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts; full text from 85,827 biographies, 105,789 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 285,912 photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975 for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal and National Review.


Legal Collection

Centered on the discipline of law and legal topics, Legal Collection is a collection of respected, scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies. This database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. Legal Collection offers full text for more than 250 of the world's best law journals. This database provides information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and much more. Full text journals contained in this database include: American Journal of Criminal Law, California Law Review, and many more. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.



EBSCO's GreenFILE is a bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns. GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. GreenFILE offers well-researched but accessible information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. GreenFILE includes abstracts and indexes for more than 600 titles, including comprehensive coverage - from to volume 1, issue 1 to present - for Bioscience (back to 1964), Conservation Biology (back to 1987), Journal of Ecology (back to 1913), and Journal of Environmental Planning & Management (back to 1948). The database contains almost 300,000 records, with full text provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles.


Science and Technology Collection

Science & Technology Collection contains more than 830 leading full text scientific and technical journals. Also, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,740 publications. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences and materials science.

This collection contains many scholarly journals including American Scientist, Archaeoastronomy, Civil Engineering, Engineering Management Journal, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Plant Biotechnology Journal, Quarterly Review of Biology, and many more.


Federal Research in Progress

This database provides access to information about ongoing federally funded projects in the physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences. FEDRIP's uniqueness lies in its structure as a non-bibliographic information source of research in progress.

Federal Research in Progress can be used to avoid research duplication, complement searches of completed research, identify gaps in areas of investigation, identify leads in literature, locate individuals with expertise, locate sources of support, and stimulate ideas for planning.

Project descriptions generally include: project title, keywords, start date, estimated completion date, principal investigator, performing and sponsoring organizations, summary, and progress report. Record content varies depending on the source agency.